ISBN – 978-1-7349136-1-3 • Paperback • Page Count – 330 • Size – 11 x 8.5
Voyaging with Marionette highlights the 25-year voyage Ron Breault has shared with his boat. This story begins with the 1995 purchase of the boat, a very early Dolphin 24, and weaves a course through her restoration and the experiences and relationships he shared with his boat, the places they’ve been, and the interesting people they met along the way.
The Dolphin 24 story begins in December 8, 1958, with a memo Olin Stephens wrote and shared with the managers of his design firm, Sparkman and Stephens. It reads:
“I have just had a phone conversation with George O’Day, who is very anxious to get going on two new boats to be built of Fiberglass, which he would like to have built according to our designs. The smaller boat he has in mind would be a Junior Ocean Racer.”
Voyaging is a soulful book filled with photos of New England port towns and boats. The stories are short chronicling cruises and races with images of boats (lots of boats) and the people who sail them for fun.